Zunz Lecture Series 2018: A tale of three cities
Sydney is stretching its boundaries as a city. Beyond geographical boundaries, it’s extending its connectivity and transport, demographic diversity, employment opportunities, energy and water demands as well as its liveability and sustainability.
How can the city accommodate its expected growth while becoming a better place to live for its growing population? Lucy Turnbull will share the view of the Greater Sydney Commission on how this could occur, and what we need to do as a city and as communities.
Lucy will also join a panel of experts in a Q&A discussion, moderated by Arup Principal, Dr Richard Sharp. We will hear a breadth of perspectives from Kiersten Fishburn, CEO of Liverpool Council, Dillon Kombumerri, Principal Architect at NSW Government Architect Office, Dr Ian Oppermann, NSW Chief Data Scientist and CEO of NSW Data Analytics Centre and Louise Mason, Group Executive and CEO of Commercial Property, Stockland, where they will explore the productivity, liveability and sustainability for Greater Sydney.
Date: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Location: Sydney Opera House – Utzon Room
About the speakers
Lucy Turnbull AO is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with a longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation. She chaired the Committee for Sydney from 2012 to 2015. In 2015 she was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, tasked by the NSW state government to assist in delivering strong and effective strategic planning for the whole of metropolitan Sydney. Mrs Turnbull was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-4 and in 2011 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business.
Kiersten Fishburn has been Chief Executive Officer of Liverpool City Council since late 2016. With an expected population of 331,000 by 2036, Liverpool is one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Sydney. As Chief Executive Officer Kiersten’s priorities include supporting the delivery of the Western Sydney Airport and creating the associated jobs, investment and infrastructure for the community of Liverpool. Previously Kiersten held a number of executive positions at Liverpool City Council focusing on community, culture and engagement. Prior to joining Liverpool City Council Kiersten was Manager of Culture for City of Sydney from 2005-11.
Dillon Komumberri is a strategic design thinker and social conciliator with a passion for projects that seek to improve the health, well-being and prosperity of indigenous communities. A Principal Architect at the NSW Government Architects Office with more than 20 years’ experience, Dillon has designed several award winning projects, bringing his own unique indigenous perspective to a re-imagine the built environment. His design approach is not defined by an architectural style but rather it is inspired by individuality, diversity and honest self-expression.
Dr Ian Oppermann is CEO and Chief Data Scientist of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Prior to this, he was the founding Director of CSIRO’s Digital Productivity and Services Flagship, and Director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre, the unit responsible for addressing major scientific challenges in wireless communications, robotics, information theory, environmental sensing and eHealth. Dr Oppermann has held senior leadership positions in Europe and Australia, including at Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks.
Louise Mason joined Stockland as Group Executive and CEO Commercial Property in June 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of Stockland’s extensive Commercial Property portfolio. This includes 75 shopping centres, logistics and business parks, and office assets with a combined value of over $10.6 billion. Louise has 28 years’ experience in real estate and has held a number of senior and executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer of AMP Capital Real Estate. Louise is the current President of the NSW Division of the Property Council of Australia.